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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Remove Disqus From Your Site
Why am I being blocked from commenting?
Joe Mosley Oct 18, 2014 05:56PM PDT
I am being blocked from commenting. I can't understand why. My comments are not derogatory in any way.
I know several people who have been blocked by the corporate propaganda machine Disqus. I had Disqus on Bigger Fatter Politics and when I found out that the squelch speech and ban people from posting on any site that has a Disqus comment section I removed Disqus and it too an Exocet missile to do it because the fucking thing kept coming back.
I have been blocked by ABC it says but I can't find anywhere to go to find out why. I have seen far worse posts than mine but I can't post on anything even with different e addresses. How can that be. I guess serving in the military to try and protect freedom of speech really doesn't matter if someone doesn't like what you say.
I am currently blocked by ABC ... I assume someone got ticked and flagged 6 of my comments in a row . I have sent them emails , but they refuse to respond . My comments were so sanitary you could eat off them .
That happened to me at XO Jane and the moderator lied to me and said that I was not blocked because the women ganged up on me on the one article. She also said that they would never reconsider reinstating someone that had been blocked.
I like Mother Jones, or thought I did. But after this experience think I might cancel my subscription. They have a few open articles criticizing the status quo, but are a drag net, just as discus is. I am banned from commenting any article with Disqus, and have no explanation, not entitled to do so. Be careful what you say because they want free thinkers to be silenced, and they do it by banning you and perhaps listing you.
They are trolling for people whose views are against what they want the mainstream to say. Even if they allow some similar views those people may be there to encourage you to express yourself, and then they are determining who their "enemies" are. Making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out whose naughty or nice, Big Brother is coming to town.. Guess I am right cause tried to post this in response to someone like Pete/Ark and they said I cannot post the same thing again. Active little micro thought robots. Just like in the movies. Wish it could talk, I would love to hear it's voice. The key to copying and pasting is to add a few words at the end so it does not look identical to your previous post. People here all need to consider why we are banned without trying to find blame on yourself.
Daniel, Disqus Support. Thanks for responding, but I have tried your suggestion, but there was no way to reach the moderator. I wish Disqus would set some ground rules with these sites. We posters have made Disqus a popular place to respond because of it's very good format, but we need some support, too.
Disqus to take on a role for mediation is one idea.
Also I think improvement of Disqus system would be better.
Like this: Disqus to add "choices" for a reason of each ban, as mandatory for a web moderator to choose one when he or she deals with blacklisting procedure, then automatically an e-mail will be delivered to a blocked user, so to notify the user at least little of the why.
Exactly! At least an auto email....and sites should be required to have moderators respond to someone banned by mistake. Reading guidelines on "why I can't comment", there was no reason I can see that I was banned.
were you able to contact the moderator I find no matter how I try even following the posted directions ,it is impossible to get a reply.. Is this because of the extreme biased shown by TV3 moderators ??
I am working to find an answer ... ABC blocked me after I made the mistake of "fencing" with someone who appears to have flagged each of my clean honest posts , ABC has a "contact us" email but only responds with an automated "we got your email , wait until we get back" ... which they never do . If I find an answer I'll make it public .
trying to reply to one of my comments on raw, i was notified i have been blocked. i do try to avoid extremes in profanity, but my snark and sarcasm is often misinterpreted. since disqus says they don't moderate i reached out directly to raw. since that particular comment of mine is still up and it wasn't the only comment i made, i don't know which of mine resulted in the blocking. while, like many here, i can't say i've never said anything derogatory, i do tend to call them as i see them, therefore an idiot always remains an idiot.
There are people who spend their day on the internet trying to control public opinion, or at least the thoughts they want us to all share together in this dying free speech country. They have folks who continue to argue a point trying to get you to "show your cards" and " reply vehemently" out of frustration. They can check off several of your comments as a way to keep your point of view, often the better thought out one, off the site. I notice that they have sections where some comments are several hidden in response to the comment they leave on the main page. Why, to hope others will not see your opposing view. Don't expect free speech you guys, it died with out constitutional rights to privacy, etc. We aren't in Kansas anymore ToTo.
I too have been blocked by raw. No comments have been deleted, so I don't see the connection between non-delete and post blocking. I *did* go on a tirade 4 days ago but seems odd it took this long to catch up to me.
was just allowed to comment again. not sure if it's a full reversal or someone on their end goofed. only tried one very tame one...very minor snark and no sarcasm....so will try again later. take a shot, birddogs II.
Not likely. You have people paid to troll the internet to block comments that they don't find in line with the party line. It is not a free net. Don't expect too much anymore. There are few nets where people speak freely and you never know who you are talking to on these blogs/chat sites. Be careful what you say and how you say it. There is no free speech, just like there is no Santa Claus.
After reading the multitude of comments by those who have been blacklisted or disconnected, I began to wonder what is the philosophy of the organization. Are they liberally bent or are they ultra conservative. I have not as yet heard from anyone the reason why they were disconnected. Any thoughts?
I had 2 out of 3 comments deleted and all I said was that an irate poster was as pathetic as Obama, I got notifications that people had upvoted my comment, but then saw that my comment had been deleted and I can't figure out why.
As with other embedded web widgets, such as like buttons, the Disqus widget acts as a web bug which tracks a user's activities, even when they are not logged in, across different sites that use the Disqus commenting system. Information tracked by Disqus, which may be disclosed to third parties, includes pseudonymous analytics data, such as a user's IP address, their web browser version and installed add-ons, and their referring pages and exit links. Although these data are referred to by Disqus as "Non-Personally Identifiable Information", such data, when aggregated, has been shown to be usable for de-anonymizing users.
Users wishing to avoid these issues may opt to install a privacy-enhancing web browser extension, such as Ghostery, NoScript, or DoNotTrackMe, which identify widgets such as Disqus as web bugs, and allow them to be blocked; this renders Disqus-powered commenting sections unviewable.
Disqus has also been criticized for publishing its registered users' entire commenting histories, along with a list of connected blogs and services, on the publicly viewable user profile pages. The option to keep profile activity private was later added.
Disqus also was criticized for not giving users control over who follows them. Prior to 2014, any user could follow any other user, but a user being followed could not control or block who was following them, which led to harassment among some users.
If Disqus shuts down, hundreds of millions of comments would be wiped away from a wide range of sites, since by the very nature of the service, comment content is not being managed locally by sites implementing the service. However, it is possible for site administrators to export all of their comments as an XML document which can then be ported into other commenting systems.
In October 2014, It was revealed that Disqus was utilizing Blackhat SEO Techniques to publicize their site off the backs of the websites which have Disqus installed.
2013 security breach
In 2013 a Swedish group called Researchgruppen obtained and exposed a large number of anonymous Disqus identities through the application programming interface (API).The group cooperated with the Bonnier tabloid Expressen, who subsequently visited some of the commentators in their homes, confronting them with allegedly racist, misogynic, and derogatory sentiments. Researchgruppen, which includes people from the far left, said their database contained millions of comments from Disqus users around the world who are at risk of de-anonymization. In March 2014, Expressen and Researchgruppen won the investigative reporting award Guldspaden.
A delete button that does not delete
The Disqus user interface shows logged-on users an Edit button and a dropdown menu containing a Delete button next to each of their comments. After a simple confirmation, the comment disappears from the page. But, upon refresh, the comment is still there, credited to Guest. Instead of deleting the comment, Disqus "anonymizes" it. The user forever loses the ability to edit or delete the comment, with no warning. To effect true deletion of a comment, the user first has to Edit the comment's content before using the "delete" button. But the user only discovers this situation after the fact. The only recourse is to contact the moderator of the host web site and ask them to delete the commen